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Brand name: Cilicaine V TM

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Active ingredients: phenoxymethylpenicillin

What it is used for

Treatment of mild to moderately severe infections caused by penicillin sensitive staphylococci, pneumococci, gonococci, and haemolytic streptococci; prevention of bacterial endocarditis in patients with congenital and/or rheumatic heart lesions who are about to undergo dental procedures or minor upper respiratory tract surgery or instrumentation. INDICATIONS AS AT 22 December 1998:When oral therapy is required in the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections due to penicillin sensitive organisms. Therapy should be guided by bacteriological studies, including sensitivity tests, and by clinical response. For prophylactic use in recent streptococcal infections including the prevention of recurrence following rhematic fever and/or Sydenham's chorea and to prevent bacterial endocarditis in patients with rheumatic fever and/pr congenital heart disease who are about to undergo dental or upper respiratory surgery or instrumentation. Note Oral penicillin should not be used as adjunctive prophylaxis for genitourinary instrumentation or surgery, lower intestinal tract surgery, sigmoidoscopy or childbirth.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 1 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Banana-yellow, uniform, viscous suspension with a banana-like odour and flavour. Free from lumps, gritty particles or visible contamination.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient phenoxymethylpenicillin

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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